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News Archive - August 16, 2010

Local Reaction To Pending Appeal Decision On Proposition 8 Ruling In California

By Cathy Carter

A request to prevent the resumption of same sex marriages in California is now under review. Local leaders on both sides of the gay marriage debate will be closely following the decision.

If the three judge panel permits marriages to resume, gay weddings in California...

Ivey Endorses Potential Successor in Prince George's County

By Elliott Francis

In Maryland, there are five Democratic candidates running for the office of Prince George’s County State’s Attorney.

Today, one of those candidates, Angela Alsobrooks received a key endorsement.

When the current county state’s attorney Glenn Ivey announced his...

Instead of Energy Audits, Homeowners Threatened With Property Liens

By Kavitha Cardoza

More than 100 homeowners in D.C. who signed up for free energy audits received letters instead saying liens were being placed on their properties.

One of the companies conducting the energy audits, Patuxent Environmental Group Energy Solutions, says the city never p...

MarylandReporter.com State Roundup, August 16, 2010

GOV WAR CHESTS In the last few months, former governor Bob Ehrlich raised as much money as Gov. Martin O'Malley -- but O'Malley still has a deeper financial war chest, reports the Post's John Wagner. The Sun's Julie Bykowicz also reports on the race's funds. And the Post's First Click, Maryland a...

Urban Composting Comes To DC

By Sabri Ben-Achour

There's not a lot of room for compost heaps in the city, so urban living doesn't usually mix too well with composting. But perhaps not anymore.

In the basement of Surfside restaurant on Wisconsin avenue in Northwest, the aroma of avocado, lemon and cilantro infuses...

Virginia Governor Appoints Health-Care Panel

By Michael Pope

Even as Virginia’s attorney general prepares to fight President Obama’s health-care reform in federal court, the state government is preparing itself for dealing with changes the new law will bring about.

Monday, Republican Governor Bob McDonnell appointed a panel to h...

Power Breakfast For August 16, 2010

When some people look at the Appalachia they see scenic beauty, others see deep veins of coal. Earl Gohl sees poverty and it is now his job to eradicate it.

Sara Sciammacco reports...

Oil Leak, Recession, Hit Virginia Shellfish

The recession and the gulf oil leak have hit Virginia's shellfish industry at a sensitive time.

The recession cost Virginia clam growers about $6 million, sales dropped by 20% since last year.

Oyster growing though is still a very small industry in Virginia, and because it's so small...

Baltimore Promotes Safe Sleep To Prevent Infant Deaths

By Cathy Duchamp

The city of Baltimore is putting a human face on the issue of infant mortality. The latest numbers show the city is almost double the Maryland state average when it comes to baby deaths. Mothers, are at the center of a campaign to prevent infant deaths through safe sleeping...

Conservative Voice James J. Kilpatrick Dies

By Meymo Lyons

James J. Kilpatrick, a prominent conservative voice for half a century has died after a long illness.

Kilpatrick died last night at George Washington University Hospital in Washington. He was 89.

In the mid-1950s, as a vocal supporter of racial segregation ,Kilpat...

DCPS Welcomes Pre-K Parents

By Jessica Gould

D.C. Public Schools staffers are fanning out across the city to make sure students are ready for the first day of school.

The first day of school can be scary. And not just for students.

"Children are usually ready, pretty excited about it," says Miriam Calderon...

Algae Bloom Spells Doom for Water

By Sabri Ben-Achour

Huge ribbons of algae blooms have appeared in lower Chesapeake Bay, the result of a scorching summer and recent rains.

Ribbons of cranberry colored algae stretching for miles have been reported from Mathews County south to Norfolk, appearing on beaches in Newport N...

Art Beat With Sabri Ben-Achour, Monday, August 16, 2010

"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour - Monday, August 16, 2010 (August 16) BEHIND THE CURTAIN Vienna’s Wolf Trap lets families Behind the Curtain today from 10 to 1. You and your young ones can catch a glimpse of the backstage, meet performers, and craft masks in celebration of the Opera Company’s pr...

James. J. Kilpatrick Dies at 89

James. J. Kilpatrick, a prominent conservative voice for half a century has died after a long illness.

Kilpatrick died last night at George Washington University Hospital in Washington. He was 89.

In the mid-1950s, as a vocal supporter of racial segregation, Kilpatrick become somethin...

Zoo Races To Save Frogs

The National Zoo has about 2000 animals, some 400 different species. But it isn't just a place for kids to go on field trips. Scientists there are in emergency mode, running an international rescue operation to save dozens of species that are in danger of extinction. Sabri Ben-Achour reports.